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What exactly do you do, Mr. Number Two?
~ Austin Powers.
That's my business. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go to the little boy's room.
~ Number Two.
       

Number Two (also called "#2"), is Dr. Evil's right-hand man. His eyepatch gives him X-ray vision. He is portrayed by Robert Wagner and his younger self is played by Rob Lowe. It is revealed that he and Dr. Evil met in school and immediately became friends. His only appealing quality is his eyepatch on his right eye which he apparently had since his childhood.

Nature

Unlike Dr. Evil he is mainly concerned with business and making money. In fact at the beginning of each movie he usually has some big investment that makes Dr. Evil and his cohorts rich. He also tries to convince Dr. Evil to use his resources to make money, for example he once suggested to him that he should use his time machine to go back in time to play the stock market but like that one his ideas are usually shot down by the doctor. In the end when Dr. Evil reformed it is unknown whether he went to jail for his crimes or was freed like Dr. Evil and some or his cohorts. In the third movie he gets Dr. Evil's company investes in Starbucks which makes them very rich. He even gets a young assistant who he calls Number Three (The Mole). However Number Three later reveals himself to be a spy for Austin Powers. Whenever Dr. Evil starts evil laughing he is always the first one of his accomplices to laugh with him.

Biography

First movie

However, in the first movie, this doesn't stop Number Two from being a traitor. He tries to kick out Dr. Evil and take over the business for himself. However, Austin gets him to sit on the flipping chair which deposits Number Two in a fiery pit.

Second movie

In the usual case of comedy, Number Two survives, and in the next movie he contributes to helping Dr. Evil destroy each major city, but fails. Number Two is remarked by Dr. Evil to look much "younger and handsome" back in the 1960s. Number Two is often very sycophantic toward Dr. Evil multiple times, eager to get on his good side, such as when he compliments Evil's rendition of "What if God Was One of Us?" and also when he supports Dr. Evil's rip-offs when Scott tries to encourage Dr. Evil to be original.

Third movie

In Goldmember Number Two is revealed to have met Dr. Evil at school, bonding over their shared evil laugh. Number Two supports Dr. Evil's plan to blackmail the government using Goldmember's tractor beam to destroy the poles causing a global flood, but once Dr. Evil learns he's Austin's brother, and switches sides, Number Two also defects. Scott is the only one to remain evil.

Trivia

  • Number Two is a slang word for crap.
  • This is an in-joke when he tells Austin he has to go to the toilets.

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